National Jukebox at the Library of Congress

Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. At launch, the collection includes over 10,000 recordings made from 1901 through 1925 by the Victor Talking Machine Company. Sony Music Entertainment now owns the record labels featured in the National Jukebox, and has granted the Library of Congress license to stream the recordings.

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Here’s a treat for your ears. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, arranged by Ferde Grofé, performed by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, with none other than George Gershwin on piano! The recording was made in New York, New York, on June 10, 1924.